The main gateway to all the delights of a holiday in Greece, Athens International Airport is the largest airport in the country and processes more than 15 million passengers each year. Located 12 miles (20km) east of downtown Athens, flights to Athens International Airport arrive from all over the world, including cities in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Athens International Airport is a spacious and modern facility with plenty of shopping and dining options to keep passengers busy. Those with long layovers can enjoy the airport's museum to see the archaeological discoveries made when the airport was built. The airport is pleasant and the staff is friendly; it has also won several awards for energy efficiency and environmental awareness.
The airport is situated 20 miles (33km) southeast of Athens city centre.
Getting to the city
Metro Line 3 connects the airport with central Athens. The airport is also served by four public bus routes, which connect to destinations in the greater area of Athens and Piraeus, with buses running frequently day and night. Athens International is also connected to Athens Central Railway Station (Larissis Station) by the Suburban Rail line.
GMT +2 (GMT +3 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Tel: +30 210 353 0000.
Avis, Hertz, National, Budget, Europcar and Sixt are all represented at the airport.
A taxi to the centre of the Athens costs about €35 during the day, but substantially more at night. The journey takes roughly half an hour to an hour depending on the traffic. Taxis can be found at the designated taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of the main Arrivals level.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are connected by a walkway.
The airport features banks and ATMs, currency exchange services, a tax refund desk, travel agencies, conference facilities, a business centre, a tourist information desk, numerous shops and restaurants, a food court, and an archaeological museum.
There is short and long-term parking available in the airport; short-term parking is on the arrivals level and costs €3.80 for the first hour (up to 20 minutes are free), while long-term parking is found across the access road in P3 and costs €13 for the first day and €39 for a week. Long-term parking is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle.
€12.15 (international), €8.51 (domestic). A security fee of €1.52 is also charged.
Flights to Athens International Airport are available on Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, easyJet, Air Canada, Air France, Air China, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, Fly Hellas, Delta, EgyptAir, Iberia, KLM, Air One, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Hellenic Imperial Airways, Jetairfly, US Airways and Pegasus.
Wifi is free for the first 60 minutes, and additional browsing time can be purchased.
Athens International Airport offers conference rooms with catering facilities on site, and a range of business services, including phone and fax, computer terminals and printing.
Athens Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.